A Short Holiday Gift Guide for Dogs and Dog-Lovers

So, Christmas time is approaching! If you’re looking for gift ideas, either for a dog-lover or a dog, you can take a look at our selection! Today I’ll present our favourite toys, treats and accessories, among others. The selection is based on quality and our (and Nix’s) personal preference. So, …

Curver Travelling Kit – Bowls for Travel with Your Pet

Today I wanted to show you the Curver Travelling Kit. A few weeks ago, we were running out of one of Nix’s kibbles, so we had to order more online. Since we have a membership card, we’ve been accumulating points which we can spend on some products of the shop’s …

A Rant About Pet Food

The Rant Honestly, I’m tired. I’m tired of thinking we’ve finally figured out a good diet for Nix, only to find out that the kibbles we’ve chosen are not so great as I thought they were. I’m tired of writing a post, praising the food, and then realising it may …

The Other End of the Leash: Book Review

The Author Patricia McConnell is a well-known animal behaviour expert and holds a PhD in Zoology. She used to be a teacher an adjunct professor in Zoology at the university of Wisconsin-Madison. She also founded a company, together with Nancy Raffetto, called Dog’s Best Friend which specialised in dog training …

How Nix Lost a Tiny Bit of Her Ear

The Sunday of the same weekend that we visited Montserrat was supposed to be a relaxing day for us all. As usual, Manel took Nix out for a walk and frisbee fetching first thing in the morning. As I think I’ve mentioned earlier in the website, Nix can be possessive …

Dog Stories (II): Syd (2002-2012)

This post is part of a series of stories on the dogs that have been part of my life. You can read the story of my first dog, Desi, here. The post will be updated with links to next stories. A Peculiar Background Syd was a German Shepherd crossbreed. She …

A Day Trip to Montserrat

Last Friday, taking advantage of the Spanish National Holiday, we decided to go on a trip somewhere with Nix. The chosen destination was Montserrat. Actually, the name means “serrated mountain” in Catalan, due to the mountains’ form. There is a monastery at the top, famous for both its location and …

Handbook of Behavior Problems of the Dog and Cat

Note: The featured image in this post corresponds to the third edition of the book, although I own and have reviewed the second edition. Images have been obtained from Amazon and are copyright of Saunders. I got this book many years ago, following a recommended books list after I finished …

Feed Your Best Friend Better: A Review (kind of)

Feed Your Best Friend Better is a book about dog food by Rick Woodford. Although it contains 85 recipes, it also explains the nutritional requirements of dogs, which foods are dangerous, and gives some advice on managing food-related behavioural issues. The book is availabel as a paperback or in digital …

Trixie Waist Belt with Leash: A Review

Today we’ll be reviewing the Trixie Waist Belt with Leash. I’ll focus on the “small and medium-sized dog” version, although I’ll also mention the differences with the one for medium to large dogs. Background and a Warning One of the main problems I had when I started walking again after …